Ross Mackay - Finance and Administration Manager

Ross Mackay is Jobs Australia’s Manager of Finance and Administration.  Prior to this he held similar positions with other not for profits and community services organisations in country Victoria.  Since moving to Melbourne, he has worked as the accountant for the Australian Institute of Plastic Surgery and more recently a similar membership based employer advocacy organisation.


Marianne Close - Accounts Officer

Marianne started at Jobs Australia in 1989 as a Receptionist and Administration Officer and is the second longest serving staff member here. Marianne has been witness to the many changes throughout the network from CYSS to SkillShare to Jobs Australia.

She is currently the Accounts Officer and shares this role with Sofie. This role involves accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll, and she supports our Finance and Administration Manager on insurance functions and internal administration functions. Marianne's contact with members involves accounts payable/receivable.

Sofie Barlas - Accounts Manager

Sofie joined Jobs Australia in November 2005. Prior to this Sofie worked in accounts in the wholesale and service industries and has particular expertise in accounts payable/receivable and credit control/debt collection. Sofie’s role at Jobs Australia involves accounts payable/receivable and payroll, as well as supporting our Chief Financial Officer on various administration functions.

Contact Sofie about:

  • Accounts payable and receivable

 Nakita Tate - Receptionist, Admin

Nakita joined the team at Jobs Australia as Receptionist in April 2013 after relocating from New Zealand. Prior to this, Nakita had a progressive background in retail.  She felt it was time to take a step up in her career path and utilize her customer service skills in a different and more formal approach. Nakita is now working full-time with Jobs Australia and is furthering her knowledge by assisting our Industrial Relations team with numerous tasks.